Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
July 5, 2004
Albany - If you spent your holiday on the Flint River at Cromartie Beach you may have spotted a restored civil war boat. It's a boat that will bring back old memories of times past.
Cannons blasted and civil war sailors came back to life in Albany today.
The Captain yells, "Allright, let's cast off." A bit of nostalgia cast off on the Flint River.
Port Columbus Museum Executive Director, Bruce Smith, says, "When they see this they'll think old timey Navy."
Firing blanks in Dougherty County. Retired Chief Petty Officer, Raymond Harrell, laughs, "We Scared the fisherman probably and woke up a little late sleepers from the fourth of July."
The historic civil war Navy boat is about 50-years-old. Smith adds, "But, we have dressed it out to be 150 years old."
And dressed up with sailors from the past, which includes thick petty coats. Smith admits, "It's going to be warm, but it's worth it to come down here and perspire a little bit to make this the best event it can be."
An event that has launched the life back into the life boat.
In six months, the CSS Jackson Naval Reenactment Group restored the old boat. Injured not from battle wounds. Smith adds, "But, from hurricane damage in Virginia. It had holes in the side, the engine, nobody knew what the condition was and to see this six months later, it's unbelievable to see it. I mean, it looks brand new."
With a brand new diesel engine disguised as a steam engine. Harrell smiles, "Labor of Love. It brings back memories of the Navy working on Navy ships. We love our work, but we got to get on with other things now."
Memories that will dock at the Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus.
Rewinding the hands of time, five knots at a time.
The civil war boat will be used for living history events at the Port Columbus National Civil War Museum and around the south.